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European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are seen before their meeting in Kiev.
27/04/2015 - EU - UKRAINE

Fighting overshadows EU-Ukraine leader summit

European leaders resisted calls from Ukraine to send a peacekeeping force to contain fighting in the east of the country on Monday as international monitors reported a surge in fighting in the ...
Police arrest opposition demonstrator in Bujumbura in mid-April
27/04/2015 - Burundi

Hundreds arrested, independent media shut down in Burundi

Hundreds of people, including leading rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, have been arrested in Burundi as protests continued on Monday, the second day of demonstrations against President Pierre ...
Sid Ahmed Ghlam who is suspected of plotting to attack churches in France
27/04/2015 - FRANCE

France investigating 125 Syria-linked terror cases

French police are investigating 125 terrorist cases connected to the conflict in Syria, most of them people hoping to help the Islamic State armed group, officials said on Monday.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is on the verge of a third English title
27/04/2015 - Sports - football

Chelsea edge closer to Premier League title after stalemate at Arsenal

The English Premier League crown looks to be heading south to London after four years of residing in the north-west at Manchester United and Manchester City.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (L) and Chancellor Angela Merkel
27/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - United States

Germany spied on France for US's NSA, reports

Germany's BND secret services spied on French and other European companies and officials for the US's National Security Agency (NSA), German newspapers have reported, sparking a scandal in Berlin but ...
Pep Guardiola has won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich in his two seasons with the Bavarians
27/04/2015 - Sports

Bayern Munich claim Bundesliga crown

German football's Bundesliga title race ended on Sunday evening in Germany. But then, did it really ever begin?
A man sits amid the ruins of his house in Kathmandu
27/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

Two French reported dead in Nepal earthquake

Two French nationals are reported to have died in Saturday's earthquake that killed some 3,700 people in Nepal and more are feared dead.
A child injured during ythe Nepal earthquake outside a shelter along with his family on open ground to keep safe in Kathmandu on Sunday 26 April
27/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

France seeks 670 nationals after Nepal earthquake

France was trying to locate some 670 of its nationals in Nepal after Saturday's earthquake, which killed more than 3,200 people.

African press review 27 April 2015

Two people die in political violence in Burundi as Pierre Nkurunziza announces his intention to stand for third term in office, young prisoners are starving in Uganda and some Kenyans are worried ...

French press review 27 April 2015

A look back over three grim years of Socialist presidency is the main item on the front page at right-wing Le Figaro, while the weekend earthquake tragedy in Nepal and the difficulties facing ...